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    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1987 November

    • Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies; Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies; Urban schools - United States
    • Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is about her story of how she went back to college when in her 40s. She discusses the problems with age differences between her and her peers. She describes...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Lewis Simons interview, 1987

    • Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
    • Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand Marcos’s...
    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • James F. Masterson interview, 1989 June

    • Personality disorders; Borderline personality disorder; Self
    • James F. Masterson discusses his book, “The Search for the Real Self.” He begins by defining the term ‘real self’ as the part of a person which makes life meaningful, makes adult relationships work, and makes a certain profession right. He...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near death...
    • William Knoke interview, 1996

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts
    • William Knoke discusses his book, “Bold New World.” He begins by explaining that his book is about how life and customs will change in the 20th century. He says that economic, social, romantic, educational, and governmental rules will become...
    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl with psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority of...
    • Steve Allen interview, 1996

    • Social problems - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1989-
    • Steve Allen discusses his book, “But Seriously...: Steve Allen Speaks His Mind.” The book covers letters and magazine articles from the 1950s to 1995. Allen talks about men who pride themselves over alcohol and Madonna as a role model. He talks...
    • Nigey Lennon interview, 1991 July

    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Homes and haunts - California; Bohemianism - California - History - 19th century; Authors, American - 19th century - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; California - Intellectual life - 19th century;...
    • Nigey spends the first segment of the interview discussing Twain’s experiences in California and the American West. Nigey believes that Twain’s experiences as a “frontier” journalist nurtured his literary skills because frontier journalism was more...
    • Aliza A. Lifshitz interview, 1999

    • Pregnancy; Prenatal care
    • Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz discusses her book, “Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano : Una Guia en Espanol e Inglés Sobre el Embarazo, la Atención Prenatal, el Nacimiento y el Cuidado del Recién Nacido = Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby : a Spanish/English Guide to...
    • Jess Walter interview, 2006 September 14

    • Terrorism - United States - Fiction; Conspiracy - Fiction
    • Jess Walter discusses her novel, “The Zero.” She begins by talking about her main character who is paid to clean up at Ground Zero after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. She discusses how America stopped remembering the violent parts of...
    • Sam Hall Kaplan interview, 1990 June

    • Lost architecture - California - Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • Sam Hall Kaplan discusses his book, “LA, Lost & Found.” He begins by describing the architectural history of Los Angles throughout the years. He talks about the influence of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on domestic architecture. Kaplan discusses...
    • Christine Johnson interview, 1997

    • Self-actualization (Psychology); African American women - Life skills guides; Self-esteem in women
    • Dr. Christine Johnson discusses her book, “Walk the Rainbow.” She begins by explaining that her book is a response to Terry McMillan’s book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She talks about how she spoke with her students and realized that people of all...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do, but...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • Richard D. Lavoie interview, 2005

    • Social skills in children; Learning disabled children; Social acceptance in children; Interpersonal relations in children
    • Richard Lavoie discusses his book, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend.” He begins by talking about how important school is for learning disabled children because they need to learn proper social interaction. He describes qualities all children...

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